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A collective brand for the modern painter.

Don't settle for subcontracting...

Become a Craftsman Painter

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Who is the collective for?

Are you on a journey of personal mastery as an artisan painter? Do you love the results that come from the work of your hands?

Do you have a portfolio with master works and beautiful finishes?

Are you tired of subcontracting?

Are you hanging your own shingle?

A collective is for the modern independent painter who is an artist at heart and who needs support with the business stuff.

Professionalize your painting practice

Get a beautifully designed portfolio site of your work with online booking, social media stream, and a professional Gmail Workspace suite with custom templates designed for painters.
Bonus: Networking NFC Wristband for on-the-go sharing.
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What is a collective?

A collective is an organization of like-minded, independent practitioners who bond together to become more powerful than the sum of their parts.

As a member of the collective, you get benefits to help you grow as a professional artisan.

Benefits like:

  • Branding materials
  • Portfolio site
  • Professional email suite
  • Marketing & business content
  • Community groups
  • Collective bargaining

Team up with members of the collective to tackle any size job. We are a community that empowers each other.

Where is the collective?

Our vision is to promote the Craftsman Painter brand to 100 cities across the US. We are actively in search of highly skilled painters to wear the Craftsman Painter brand in new markets.

Current Locations:

  • Bloomington, IN (HQ)
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Cleveland, OH
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Louisville, KY

Don't see your city listed? Apply for collective membership, and we'll help you look good where you live.

Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of our customers, our craftsman and designer community, and in our local neighborhoods. Come join us.

Establish roots where you feel the most alive.

Painting happens everywhere. Use your career as a vehicle to get you to where you want to be.

Why join a collective?

You are a professional painter. A master of your craft.

You're not a sales person that happens to run a painting company.

Not like these paper contractors who don't know the backend of a brush from a ferrule.

You shouldn't be stuck subcontracting under these guys.

Being a member of a collective puts the power in your hands to become the most respected painter in town with the best reputation.

How to join the Craftsman Painter collective?

Membership is application only, with an approval process based on your portfolio and recommendations. Current acceptance rate is less than 5%. Meaning, you must be a top performing talent.

In order to be eligible, you must submit a portfolio of 20 distinct projects with finished pictures and videos of you working and performing various aspects of the job, along with a minimum of 5 Google or Facebook reviews.

We primarily accept brand license applicants that are “in the field” spending at least 80% of their time painting and/or providing direct job site supervision.

Typical applicants are individuals, but may have a crew of up to 5 members, including yourself.

Membership dues are $99/mo. or $999/yr.